Sun. Sep 24th, 2023

Thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters shut down 5th Avenue in front of Trump Tower as New Yorkers react to the election of Trump as president of the United States, November 9, 2016. (photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)

esterday marked the fifth straight day of anti-Trump protests in cities across the United States. Thousands marched to show their opposition to his campaign pledges, which espoused bigotry, ignorance, and a disregard for basic human rights.

His campaign promises, if carried out, will drive the country deeper and deeper in the direction of racism and authoritarianism. There is a real chance we’ll end up a long ways away from anything resembling a civilized society.

Just a small sampling of Trump’s campaign promises include the pledges to ban Muslims, to require Muslims to register in a national database, to engage in mass deportations, to ship American citizens to Guantanamo Bay to be tried in military tribunals, to resume the use of torture, to “bomb the shit out of” Iraq and Syria, and finally to open up libel laws in the US, which essentially amounts to a serious crackdown on press freedom.

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